Conflict's path of devastation and chaos has dramatically slowed the ability of war-tom countries to reach the Education for All (EFA) goals adopted in Dakar in April 2000. This paper sketches the situation confronting children, their families and governments in conflict countries and describes the challenges of reaching universal primary education. These challenges are enormous-in answer to the question, "How can countries affected by conflict arrive at EFA objectives?" an emergency education expert answered, "The short answer is, 'They can't."
Working Papers Series n°1